How to see Auras

The Aura
The Aura (although it doesn’t look quite like this when I see it!)

It’s easy to see auras it just takes a bit of patience, give it a few weeks and you’ll be starting to see results, if not before, although it takes a long time to get really good at it. You may have noticed that you sometimes see things out of the corner of your eye more clearly or brightly, for instance when you look up at the stars (try it!).

To give you an idea of what the light of an aura looks like, think of when someone takes a photo of you with a flash.  That flash that you see is a bit like what an aura looks like and works in a similar way. ie when you look directly at it, it disappears, but then you see it again from your peripheral vision.

For another example look at this turquoise colour for as long as possible without blinking. Then look at a white piece of paper, you should be able to see a pinkish colour when you blink.  Again this is not an aura, just an after image in the opposite colour to turquoise, but it gives you an idea of what the glow of an aura looks like.

Stare at this Turquoise rectangle to help you understand what an aura glow looks like
Stare at this Turquoise rectangle to help you understand what an aura glow looks like

Here’s how to learn to see auras

  1. Hold your hand about 20-30cm from your face in front of a white background.
  2. Relax your eyes and try to stare off into space so you are looking beyond your hand, keeping it in your vision but not looking directly at it.
  3. Keep doing this and try not to blink. You may need to practice this stage for a bit but soon you should see a clear kind of glow surround your fingers. The tricky part here is not to look directly at it when you see it, just keep it in the corner of your vision
  4. When you do blink the glow will fade but do it again and it will start to come back easier and easier
  5. Soon the glow will take on a colour and this is the first level of your aura.
  6. Once you’ve practised a bit try staring off above someones head especially if they are in front of a light background (and they don’t get freaked out!)
  7. Again relax your eyes (sometimes being tired helps!) and wait for the glow to appear.


Aura Workshop CD by Cassandra Eason

It really does work, I’ve done it and even mananged to teach my friends who had never done it before when we stared at another friend who was meditating in front of a dimly lit white background, his aura was all glowing and pinky purple and pulsating and we all saw it!

Be aware that there are actually several levels of your aura, but the first one you are likely to see will probably relate to the health or emotional state of your body and mind.

Once you see your’s or someone else’s aura, you will want to know the colour meanings, check this chart or visit the link below (from which I got the chart!).

Colour meanings for the aura
Colour meanings for the aura

For more info on what the different colours of your aura mean, look here

Good Luck!

Do you have any tips and tricks to share on seeing auras? Or perhaps you’ve just tried it and seen something, please comment and tell us about it!

9 thoughts on “How to see Auras”

  1. Really good post. The color chart for the different auras is really interesting. I wonder what color my Aura is. I’d like to think blue but you never know..haha.

  2. Love the post. I have worked with so many different forms of energy healing and love working with auras. Learning to see and read them is something so many people want to do and you gave such wonderful info. I love the color chart! Great stuff to pass along!

  3. I can see aura’s…just not the way everyone describes, I see them as an outline about an inch from the person. Most are clear but ive seen a few different ones. Some were oily, one was kind of vibrating around the person, and another was kind of fuzzy. I also know another wiccan who had a few “protections” up which made his very difficult to see. I only have to focus sli ghtly to see these aura’s. Can anyone help me understand this? own aura is shadowed. And I can siphon off others for energy. I first did this on accident but I tried it again and was successful. One of my friends has a bright white aura so I reached out to touch it and it gave me a headache.I didn’t touch it physically I used my energy. The oily ones I can siphon without getting a headache.

  4. Wow what an interesting comment! It might be that with the clear ones a little more focusing is needed to see more colour and shape? I first see the auras as clear and only in the right situation or with a lot of concentration can I see a pulsating aura. I think it also depends on what they are thinking and feeling.

    Try practicing more and maybe you’ll see more colours.

    Not sure what you mean about your aura being shadowed? I wouldn’t go around siphoning auras if I were you. Apart from being morally questionable (unless you’ve asked the person first I guess) it could be a bad idea, you might take on more than what you want.

    I dont know the significance of an ‘oily’ aura but try and use your knowledge of the people you look at to work out what each thing means for you. Usually a very bright and light aura is associated with spirituality. Good (often spiritual) teachers tend to have a golden aura.

    Did you tell your friends when you had touched their auras or ask them if they felt anything?

  5. I stopped siphoning a couple days ago because I did manage to remove whatever was causing the oily effect on one persons aura… it took a while but I felt sick afterwards. It did give me a small amount of energy while I was doing it though. I have also been able to locate familiar people even across town… the one that gave me a headache was unaware that I even touched his aura with my energy. I do know that he uses healing and protection runes from the vikings.. that may have something to do with it. What has really weirded me out is I can use my energy to predict some electronic changes(like a stoplight) and I can give certain people a small amount of energy.

  6. Well it’s all very interesting and sounds like you have strong psychic ability, but do try and be aware of not tampering with other people’s energy without their consent. The fact that the Wiccan seems to have protections up that stop you indicates it’s not really the kind of thing people want to have done to them without their permission. Why not try finding a friend who is interested in the same things, and practise on each other? SJ

    Draws or pulls energy to it and in so doing, transforms it.
    It captures light and consumes it.
    Usually indicates long-term unforgiveness (toward others or another) collected in a specific area of the body, which can lead to health problems; also, entities within a person’s aura, chakras, or body; past life hurts; unreleased grief from abortions if it appears in the ovaries
    PASTELS: A sensitive blend of light and color, more so than basic colors. Shows sensitivity and a need for serenity.
    Dirty Brown Overlay:
    Holding on to energies. Insecurity.
    Blocking energies. Guardedness.

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